As our family has grown, adopting new & meaningful traditions has been something really special to me.
And I think this one takes the #1 spot on my list of favorites.
So I just had to share with all of you!
The Birthday Book
Each year for the kids birthday, I buy a book that goes along with the theme of their party.
It many times becomes one of their birthday presents. Um, readers are leaders.
And many of these have become among our favorite books to read!
In other words, sometimes we read them over & over & over. And over.
If you don't already have a book in mind, it's pretty simple to just google, search on pinterest, or amazon.
"cupcake book" "artist picture book" "tractor kids books"
One year I even got a vintage book off etsy!
Birds by Kevin Henkes
Grandpa's Tractor by Michael Garland
Every Cowgirl Needs Dancing Boots by Rebecca Janni
Camilla the Cupcake Fairy by Tim Bugbird
Curious George Book :: Vintage Book from Etsy
Bridget's Beret by Tom Lichtenheld
At the party I always have the book right by the door with a sign, asking all the guests to sign their name, and even write a message if they want.
I attach the invitation on the inside front cover & have a pen ready for signing.
It is such a fun keepsake & so fun to reminisce about the party each time we read it!
I just love this lasting memory & keepsake!